§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that since 1951 a far greater proportion of newly-built houses has been allocated to those in the higher income group able to purchase at high costs, in preference to those on lower incomes only able to rent from local authorities; and what action he proposes to take to reverse this trend.
§ Mr. Crossman
I have no evidence that local authorities allocate too many of their houses to tenants who do not need them. But the whole question of what 71W people do need local authority houses will be considered in the review of housing subsidies with the associations of local authorities.